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২০২৪ সালে মূল্যস্ফীতি নিয়ন্ত্রণে মুদ্রানীতি, রাজস্বনীতি ও সামাজিক সুরক্ষা নীতিকে সমন্বয় করা জরুরি

২০২৪ সালে মূল্যস্ফীতি নিয়ন্ত্রণে মুদ্রানীতি, রাজস্বনীতি ও সামাজিক সুরক্ষা নীতিকে সমন্বয় করা জরুরি

উন্নয়ন সমন্বয়ের পাবলিক লেকচারে ড. আতিউর রহমান আজ ০৪ জানুয়ারি ২০২৪ উন্নয়ন সমন্বয় সামষ্টিক অর্থনৈতিক সম্ভাবনা এবং চ্যালেঞ্জগুলির বিষয়ে ধারাবাহিক আলোচনার অংশ হিসেবে “বছর শুরুর ভাবনা: বাংলাদেশের অর্থনীতি কোন পথে?” শীর্ষক একটি পাবলিক লেকচার আয়োজন করেছে। উক্ত লেকচারের বক্তব্য রেখেছেন ঢাকা...

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Message from Chairperson

Unnayan Shamannay has been in operation for more than 25 years. Its major strength is participatory research and advocacy. It works for climate-friendly inclusive sustainable development deriving its strength from the fighting spirit embedded in our society, culture, and history. We think Bangladesh is destined to become a developed country within a couple of decades.

Dr. Atiur Rahman

Chairperson, Unnayan Shamannay

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Chair

Recent Event

Char in the economic policy landscape of Bangladesh

Join us for a pivotal discussion on the vital role of “Chars” in shaping Bangladesh’s economic policy landscape. Chars, the riverine islands, hold immense potential and unique challenges. This roundtable brings together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to advocate for specific budget allocations that will harness the potential of Chars for the nation’s growth. Discussion on the role of “Chars” in shaping Bangladesh’s economic policy, featuring a distinguished Chief Guest, Mr. Swapan Bhattacharjee, MP, Honorable State Minister of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development, and Co-operatives, Government of Bangladesh.

Date: 12 September 2023, Tuesday, Time: 11.00 am

Venue: Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Banglamotor, Dhaka.


Unnayan Shamannay's Roundtable on Budget Review 2023-24

A Roundtable on Budget Review 2023-24 will be held on 17 June 2023 where our Chair- Dr. Atiur Rahman presented the keynote paper.  Discussants in the round table meeting will be Dhaka University Prof. Dr. M. M. Akash, BIGD’s Senior Fellow of Practice-Dr. Mahin Sultan, Professor of Economics at East West University – Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque, BIDS Senior Research Fellow-Dr. S. M. Zulfikar Ali, Country Economist of UNDP – Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Professor of Development Studies at Dhaka University – Dr. M. Abu Yusuf, professor of economics at the same university – Dr. Rumana Haque, Visiting Fellow of BIGD- Khandkar Sakhawat Ali, Joint Editor of Bangladesh Environment Movement- Architect Iqbal Habib, and Research Director of BIISS. Mahfuz Kabir.

Multimodal Connectivity Between India and Bangladesh

Unnayan Shamannay organizes a seminar on the ‘Multimodal Connectivity Between India And Bangladesh‘. The intention of the program is to further facilitate discourse on improving multimodal connectivity between India and Bangladesh with the intention of bolstering trade between the two countries. High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Pranay Verma will be present at this seminar as the Chief Guest. Our esteemed Chairperson and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank- Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman will be presenting the background note and other key stakeholders (government officials, sector experts, representatives of business communities) will be participating as panel discussants.

Venue: Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (4th Floor), Banglamotor, Dhaka,


What We Do

Social Science Research

Effectively and efficiently applying both qualitative and quantitative research techniques in evaluating development projects, market research, stakeholder analysis, political economy analysis, impact assessment.

Network Building

Along with organizing advocacy events such as seminars, exchange with the mass media professionals, participatory workshops, one-to-one interviews, focus group discussions etc.



Focuses on effectively communicating the research outcomes through carefully designed evidence-based advocacy campaigns at sub-national and national level.

Macroeconomic Update - January 2024

Dive into the economic dynamics of Bangladesh through our January issue, offering a brief overview of key indicators shaping the nation's economic landscape. Inflation dipped to 9.41% with reduced food prices, but non-food expenses surged, sparking concerns over wage growth. FDI plummeted by 39% due to political uncertainty, impacting business confidence. Remittances hit record highs, though not perfectly aligned with manpower exports. Bangladesh met most IMF loan conditions but fell short on minimum reserves. Internationally, US sees booming jobs but high core inflation; Eurozone faces economic stumbling blocks, particularly Germany. Shipping costs quadrupled from China to Europe, affecting supply chains, while global gas demand rises, stirring concerns over supply tightness.Stay updated of these trends and more to gain insights into the forces shaping Bangladesh's economic trajectory in our December publication.

Latest Policy Brief

Proposed FY24 Budget Reviews (in Bangla) 
Tobacco Tax Proposal for FY2023-24

Reviewing Health Sector Allocation: Budget 2022-23

Strengthening Cigarette and Tobacco Uses Control Law (in Bangla)

Importance of Tobacco Taxation to Save Youth (In Bangla)

10 Years of MFS in Bangladesh: Post-COVID Field Realities (in Bangla)

Latest Reports




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The purpose of Shamunnay is to be a catalyst for the innovative and indigenous approach of development, well being of the people or groups such as women, children, poor and marginalised groups, vulnerable, physically and mentally challenged through human approach.

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